University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

The University of the Sunshine Coast, UniSC for short, is a young, fresh university driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, given by world-class educators. UniSC is not the biggest university, but it’s growing every day, and doing big things. Like ground-breaking research, championing sustainability, and producing award-winning alumni. The first campus on the Sunshine Coast opened its doors in 1996. Today, UniSC spans five campuses across Southeast Queensland, with a network of teaching locations at the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, the Fraser Coast, Caboolture and Gympie. Being a young university means that students, staff, and stakeholders are never going to be bombarded by stale traditions or hear limiting phrases like “That’s the way we’ve always done it”. UniSC prefers innovative thinking that moves everyone forward. Students have ranked UniSC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality – a title UniSC has held for 16 consecutive years. UniSC offers study options across more than 120 programs within 26 speciality areas including environmental sciences, nursing, medical and mental health sciences, biological sciences, engineering, technology, psychology, agriculture, human studies and communication. A key focus at UniSC is making sure students are ready to step into a successful career. Practical training is embedded in all of the Uni’s programs so students can feel confident and ready for the workplace. Sustainability is something UniSC cares about deeply. Worldwide, it’s ranked third in higher education for its work conserving life underwater, and fifth for protecting life on land. Together with its people, community and partners, UniSC is building a safe, sustainable, supportive, and fun learning environment, where lifelong friends are made, and opportunities are earned.

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